Move Comes Shortly After One-Year Mark; More Than 20,000 Migrants Served.
“As we transition into the new space, we first need to thank the many partners, supporters and volunteers who have helped us provide refuge to thousands of asylum-seeking families over the last year,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. “Thank you to the State of California and Governor Gavin Newsom, the County of San Diego and Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox, the San Diego Rapid Response Network, and UC San Diego Health.”
“Because of Judge Sabraw’s ruling, Jewish Family Service was able to provide legal counsel for the family, the lead plaintiffs in this lawsuit, for their fear of returning to Mexico interview. The family was able to communicate their traumatic experiences and ongoing fears of persecution while in Mexico to the federal government and will now be allowed to await their asylum hearings in the U.S. – safely and with adequate resources,” said Jewish Family Service CEO Michael Hopkins
“This decision was a step in the right direction for Jewish Family Service’s clients.” said Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Service of San Diego. “We will be able to provide legal counsel for the family, the lead plaintiffs in this lawsuit, for their fear of returning to Mexico interview. But, access to an attorney while in CBP custody is still not guaranteed for all individuals enrolled in MPP. Everyone in MPP has the right to due process.”
Major San Diego Nonprofit Rated in Top 1% of Nonprofits Nationally.
Jewish Family Service announces a class-action lawsuit with ACLU demanding access to legal representation for detained migrants who have expressed a fear of being returned to Mexico. The plaintiffs, a family from Guatemala, are represented by Jewish Family Service.
JFS starts Know Your Rights Presentations and Seeks to Add Friends of the Court.
The JFS legal team is partnering with the California State University system to offer Higher Education Legal Services to students and staff at CSU San Marcos and San Diego State University. These free legal services include DACA renewals, Know Your Rights workshops, application completion, and much more. Learn more about the program at jfssd.org/hels.
All KAVOD SHEF funds will be directed toward Emergency Services, specifically to address the following urgent and critical needs of Survivors. KAVOD SHEF funds will be utilized quickly, with few restrictions, to address unmet emergency needs of Survivors in partner cities, including San Diego, where this special initiative will launch in August 2019.
Read JFS’ letter to Chairwoman Soomin Chao concerning the released version of the State’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC).
This award recognizes organizations that are a source of strength and support for the Latino community.
Our On the Go, in conjunction with the Ed Brown Center, is one of three locations selected from across the country to test an outreach and education program connecting older adults with ridesharing services, so they can participate in health and wellness programs. The pilot program is part of a partnership with Lyft and the National Council on Aging (NCOA).
The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is appalled by the federal government’s decision to dramatically limit asylum seekers’ ability to enter the U.S. via Mexico. We believe that disrupting the asylum process because of an asylum seekers’ country of origin undermines our nation’s founding principles and turns away individuals and families seeking safety, freedom and hope.
JFS is proud to be recognized with the Light of Pride Award, which honors organizations that uplift the LGBTQ community. We empower people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds to live more stable, secure, and connected lives.
California Senate President Toni G. Atkins is urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct more federal funding toward reimbursing organizations assisting asylum-seeking migrants, including the San Diego Rapid Response Network.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced a new ordinance that restricts living inside a vehicle on city streets and aims to help homeless San Diegans through an expansion of the JFS Safe Parking Program.
Media statement from Michael Hopkins, CEO of JFS, regarding the Safe Parking Program update.
Jewish Family Service Annual Luncheon, Film Screenings, Explore the Importance of Mental Health, Effects of Bipolar Disorder and Suicide.
Funds Support Breast Cancer Case Management, Transportation Services, Treatment Adherence Assistance, Reducing Barriers to Care.
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) raised a record-setting $1.5 million at its annual Heart and Soul Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on April 6. The signature benefit highlighted the nonprofit’s work to provide resources and support to more than 32,000 San Diegans of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.
Making good on his promise to provide more opportunities for homeless individuals living out of their vehicles, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced the expansion of the City’s Safe Parking Program with a third lot where people can park overnight and that – for the first time – allows recreational vehicles.
Funds support Hand Up Food Pantry and Foodmobile by providing groceries, hygiene products and other essentials to families and individuals in need.